Really good time at the riu.
Have just returned after a week with my girlfriend.
Had a great stay was a great hotel, clean beyond expectations. Had a great room, the ocean view was spectacular. Had a lot of fun. Drinks certainly not watered down, though cheapen out on the ingredients, I think is a fair summary on them. Never had a bad meal.
Bamboo restaurant was fun. A great thanks to Gerado for making it exceptional.
The comments on here regarding the beds are accurate, they are terrible. Like sleeping on a rock. Honestly the only downside to this hotel is the beds, no idea what they were thinking?! I didn't sleep well for the week I was there, having back injury really made it bad.
I must say that a special mention must go to Pedro the server. Wow! This guy works so hard and made every meal so pleasant and leaving with a smile. A joy to wake up to. I would say that not seeing many people tip these workers is wrong, it may be all inclusive but they work hard for you and appreciation is key. I would see them there working dinner shift till 10 or later then the next morning back in at 5:30. So tip what you can!
I got to say that if you can book with other people than sunwing or signature do it. They were not good to deal with, their entire motto is sell as much crap to you as possible, being seen as an atm is wrong. Especially a younger woman named Rosario or rosaria at the desk for CNT a division of sunwing I guess, she was not only unhelpful but nasty and rude! Few tips would be do not buy into the crap tours sunwing push on you! They are jacked up prices and awful we did the deer island tour and it was a shocker! Although we met and had fun with a great couple of girls from ontario and a guy from edmonton that saved the tour! Food was so bland and the snorkelling was such a joke along with the banana boat ride behind a beat out old fishing boat haha the highlight is the trip there and back was fun.
I would certainly recommend this hotel, I would return in a heartbeat, If..I didn't have to go through sunwing and had assurance that I would have a decent bed/they updated the beds.
Also the town and area of Mazatlan Is incredible!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Opening summer 2009 * 12 km / 7.45 Miles from Mazatlan, overlooking the Pacific Ocean * Located on Playa Las Brujas beach * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * 20-story main building * Surrounded by 13.500 M2 / 16.15 Sq. Yards of lush gardens * 10 km / 6.2 Miles from various shops * 12 km / 7.45 Miles from Mazatlan * 32 km / 19.87 Miles from the airport * Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Visa ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Emerald Bay Mazatlan